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Caption This: Mickey Takes Reservations

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Check out this week’s “Caption This” photo, which was snapped in 1986 at the Central Reservations Office at Walt Disney World Resort. No doubt that this was fancy computer technology at the time!


What do you think is on the slip of paper that Mickey is examining? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” image!


  • “Now what does that say?” I don’t know why I can’t read my handwriting… Oooohhh Toodles

  • Step one: turn it on.
    Step two…

  • “What do you mean I’m supposed to use this thing? I thought it was a Carousel of Progress prop!”

    • Funny!

  • A Mouse for a modern age!

  • The VERY early stages of selecting your fast pass!

  • “What do you mean, according to this paper we only have a few resorts? Make it bigger! Much bigger. Maybe a third park too.”

  • Do I really have to type 1,000 words in 5 minutes with only having four fingers? OH GOSH!

  • So, it really DID all start with a mouse!

  • Aww Shucks! 35 years in advance of my onsite stay and I still can’t get fastpass+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

  • The original and by far, the best…Computer Mouse!

  • To interact with your computer first locate the mouse. “Oh boy, that was easy!”

  • “What’s this say? ‘End of Line…’ Woops, time to go call Tron again!”

  • Just where is that “ANY KEY” it says to press?

  • Hey, guys? It says, “Press any key to continue.” Where’s the Any Key?

  • “Is my refrigerator running??”
    “Goofy, is that you? I don’t have time for nonsense!!”

  • Requesting a table of 4 at Be Our Guest for tonight??

  • Mickey was so surprised that such a large computer came with such a small instruction book!

  • What’s a Fast Pass?

    • :)

  • 50 words per minute?! Have you seen these gloves?

  • “Oh yes, we have have apples…Macs” ba dum dum :) sorry couldn’t resist.

  • I’ve heard about that newfangled mouse for entering data into a computer, but it’s a lot bigger than I thought.

  • How to Set up My Disney Experience: Step 1

  • Mickey learns the drawbacks of fat fingers…. registers the Smith Family to stay at Disney’s Contemporary Carport.

  • he’s probably thinking that if future guests could see the dot printing on this old-school paper he just printed, that they’d fall over! Love the computer too! :)

  • Computer: Check, mouse: check…

  • “Thornton party of two! Arriving this Friday!? Oh boy!!”

  • “Five minutes to get to Mansion? Are you kidding me?”

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